Two Annual Autumn Events Hosted in Vergennes

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Two Annual Autumn Events Hosted in Vergennes

By Sue Hoxie

Haunted Forest on October 17th; Pumpkins in the Park on October 24th

Vergennes, Vermont – October 13, 2009 – The City of Vergennes and the Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, will be sponsoring two family-friendly events. The 2nd Annual Haunted Forest will be held on Saturday, October 17th and is for older children, although kids under 10 will be admitted with parents’ permission. The 3rd Annual Pumpkins in the Park will be held on Saturday, October 24 and is an event for people of all ages.
More About Haunted Forest – October 17

Come and see what crawled out of Otter Creek!  Starting from Falls Park, between 7 and 9 pm there will be guided tours to view scenes and skits along Otter Creek.  Admission:  Adults - $4, Under 12 - $1. If you bring a canned food item for the local food shelf, $1 will be deducted from admission fees. 

There will be NO parking at Falls Park.  Parking will be available at the West Street parking lot of Goodrich Corp. Betcha Transit is providing a free shuttle from Goodrich to Falls Park.
Ghoulish food, popcorn, goodies and beverages will be sold during the evening.  Come to Vergennes’ Haunted Forest and enjoy a scary, fun-filled evening!

More About Pumpkins in the Park – October 24

All are welcome to bring their carved and/or decorated pumpkins with a candle and registration form to the Vergennes City Park by 6:45 pm.  Wearing costumes will definitely add to the fun!  First, second and third place ribbons and certificates will be awarded to each of six divisions: Family (which can include children of any age), Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, and adults.

At 7 pm the pumpkins will be lit causing the park to come alive with a “pumpkin glow!”  Then, with ghoulish sounds emerging throughout the park, the pumpkins will be judged by local art teachers and prizes awarded by Vergennes Mayor, Michael Daniels. Participants will be able to bring their creations back home ready for Halloween!

During the pumpkin judging, there will be a costume parade and children of all ages may join in a “Bear Hunt.” Attendees will be able to purchase mulled cider and cider donuts at the bandstand.

Registration forms must be filled out and brought with your pumpkin.  They are available at Vergennes’ merchants and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on either event, call 802-388-7951 or email  

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Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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